04 October 2019
Silverstone Park’s Metrology Facility now “stands as a successful asset for the UK tech industry,” according to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s UK boss David Brown.
David, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s UK General Manager, was speaking at the company’s first HxGN LOCAL Smart Manufacturing conference at famous golfing location The Belfry in Warwickshire.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is the world leader in the science of metrology (precision measurement). Its facility at Silverstone Park – opened in 2016 in collaboration with estate developer MEPC – grants SMEs and start-up businesses in innovation, tech and manufacturing access to state-of-the-art measuring equipment and also provides training as well as networking opportunities with key industry figures.
Its two-day HxGN LOCAL event was attended by professional across life sciences, tech and manufacturing.
Having shared the stage with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence President Norbert Hanke, David commented: “In just over three years, our metrology facility with Silverstone Park developer MEPC already stands as a successful asset for the UK tech industry.
“The Hexagon name is recognised globally for its excellence in multifunctional support for businesses in tech innovation and manufacturing.
“This extends to supporting smaller businesses by offering them training and key networking opportunities as they look to innovate and grow – activity at our Silverstone Park facility has been exceptional in both of these areas.
“A Silverstone Park location also places us at the heart of the Silverstone Technology Cluster which is attracting increasing attention from both government and industry overseas.
“We very much look forward to what the future holds for our facility at Silverstone Park.”
Meanwhile among those present at HxGN Local was Silverstone Park Commercial Director and Silverstone Technology Cluster Chair Roz Bird.
She posted on LinkedIn: “A great event – the first three presentations were so thought provoking that, by lunch, we were all talking about the meaning of life!
“Not sure that’s ever happened at an engineering conference that I’ve attended before.
“Business can and will make a positive contribution to the environment.”